I’m back on Aussie soil!! Where have I been you ask? I, along with Tiger hopped onto a plane or two and flew ourselves half way around the world to the States. Both of us were eager to pack on the calories, empty our wallets willingly at shopping malls and escape our 9-5 day job, albeit for a few short weeks! It’s always nice to stop and smell the roses – or in this case, fly across the world and go on a gastronomical and cultural adventure!
For those that follow me on Facebook, Twitter and/or Instagram (kudos for hunting me down, hehe), you may have seen a mass spam of images of my vacation, particularly on IG. Well, apologies in advance but there will be some mass blog posting here (every Friday) within the coming weeks but I’ll mix it up with local eats so I don’t bore you all.
Chamberlain West Hollywood hotel lobby
The first day we arrive and half the streets are blocked with the annual LA marathon on sponsored by Asics – approx. 26miles/42kms!
The thing about LA is that it’s a pain in the butt to get around without a car, everything is just so far away! For our very first meal, we stayed within walking distance and found a nearby bistro and grabbed a small bite.
Complimentary bread with whipped butter
Chilled water with cucumber slices and mint leaves, very refreshing!
Pasta Danielo: sun-dried tomatoes, capers, garlic, mushrooms, parmesan, with spaghetti topped with prosciutto; $15.00USD
French onion soup; $7.00USD
This tasted better than it looked although it was super super salty! X_X
1040 N. La Cienega Boulevard
West Hollywood CA 90069 USA
P 310 657 9696
Mr. Dwight Howard, why yo shoulders so big?!
Lakers win by a convincing margin even without star player Kobe Bryant, we end our night off with a dirty, greasy hotdog ($5.00USD) from one of the multiple carts set up outside the Staple Center. I still have nightmares about that hotdog! ICK!!
Day 2 and we’re off to Beverly Hills 90210!
Palm tree lined streets, so pretty!
Self serve newspaper boxes and Beverly Drive
Treats for your four legged friends at the bank…
Brunching at The Cheesecake Factory but no sight of Penny from The Big Bang Theory!
I’ve got to say, the ‘Skinnilicious menu’ called out to us after our dinner from the night before.. haha! So health conscious the Americans… but then again, we are in Beverly Hills!
Complimentary bread, the brown bread was exceptionally good made with brown sugar and molasses. Yum!
Grilled chicken and avocado club: grilled chicken breast with avocado, bacon, tomato, melted Swiss and herb mayonnaise; $12.95USD
Skinnylicious grilled turkey burger: combined with fresh mushrooms, garlic and spices, served with grilled onions, lettuce, tomato, mayo and a green salad; $9.95USD
The Cheesecake Factory
364 N Beverly Drive
Beverly Hills CA 90210 USA
P 310 278 7270
Dog in a pram?! Only in America.
Game of Thrones season premiere at TCL Chinese Theatre
Late night feed at some random Japanese restaurant. This place ain’t got nothing on Wasai but check out the serving sizes!
Four flights of escalators up before we reach the ‘base’ level of the shopping mall…
Salmon mini bento box: grilled salmon with teriyaki sauce, seared tuna salad, California roll, rice and miso soup; $11.75
Chicken and rice with a ‘side’ of soup… the side’s bigger than the main itself!